Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Why is it so shocking that Jackson's accusertold a teacher that nothing had happened? Since when is sexual abuse something kids easily admit to relative strangers? Wasn't a common thread of the not-so-long-ago child molestation trials the belief that kids were predisposed to lying about NOT being molested, rather than admit the truth? Kids don't like admitting that bad things happen to them - kids refuse to admit they're bullied at school, kids refuse to admit they're physically abused by their parents or other relatives, and kids - and, I'm guessing, especially boys - will deny being sexually molested.